Charles E. Hollenback, 80

Charles E. Hollenback, 80, of Roann, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, at 8:12 am, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. He was born March 14, 1936, in Huntington County, to Charles J. and Rita (Lange) Hollenback.

Chuck married Colleen K. DePoy in Wabash, on Dec. 30, 1956. He retired from GenCorp in Wabash in 1997 after 42 years. He was a member of Roann United Methodist Church, Wabash Moose Lodge, and a 50 year member of the Gilead/Macy Masonic Lodge. Chuck loved fishing, hunting, going to garage sales, auctions, gardening, scuba diving, metal detecting, camping, and especially being with his family. He was involved with the youth in the community serving as a former Cub and Boy Scout leader and coached his son's baseball team. 

He is survived by his wife, Colleen K. Hollenback of Roann, three children, Cindy (Ernie) Holycross of Danville, Illinois, Cheryol (Tom) Crull of Roann, and Clay (Dr. Tracey Littrell) Hollenback of Wilton, Iowa; four grandchildren, Dana (Donnie) Perry of Danville, Chad (Megan) Haupert of Fort Worth, Texas, Garrett Hollenback and Reid Hollenback, both of Wilton; one stepgranddaughter, Daphne Holycross of Roann; great-grandson, Grayson Haupert of Fort Worth, and five great-stepgrandchildren; three brothers, David Hollenback of Roann, Robert Hollenback and Ed Hollenback, both of Wabash, six sisters, Ruby Herrell of Missouri, Pauline (John) Brane of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Ellen Morris of North Manchester, Carolyn Jo Hollenback of Markle, Ann Koch of Wabash, and Connie (Chuck) Dutton of North Wilkesboro, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepgranddaughter, Trisha Frank, and his brother, Richard Hollenback.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, at Roann United Methodist Church, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating.

Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Visitation was Monday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 335 S. Chippewa, Roann, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.  There was a Masonic Service on Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Roann United Methodist Church.

The memorial guest book for Chuck may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Aug 23